Weekly Roundup – February 11, 2015
The Weekly Roundup is a list of all instructor-relevant updates, announcements, and general news that has taken place in the last week. Check the Teach Hub on Wednesdays to read through the roundup!
News & Updates
Launching Second Phase of International Pricing
Our students hail from nearly every country in the world, and as part of our endeavor to make the learning experience on Udemy as localized as possible, we’ve just launched the second phase of our international pricing project: local currency.
The first phase of international pricing updated Udemy’s mobile apps (click here for more details). You will now also see each student’s purchase price (in their local currency) as well as your revenue share in the revenue report.
The second phase is the introduction of British Pound Sterling for students in the United Kingdom. For full details on the launch, go here.
For the Love of Students
Teaching is all about building a relationship with your students so you can deliver the best learning experience possible. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together some relationship-building tips. For all of you with published courses, these tips are immediately applicable. For those of you working on your first course, keep these suggestions in mind!
As a first step, ensure you’re making a good first impression on students by polishing your course landing page until it shines. Here’s how to get real, get personal, and get persuasive.
From the Review Team
Our Review Team has great perspective on the most common instructor stumbling blocks, whether related to course quality or Udemy’s platform and processes.
Udemy courses must be 60% video and we’ve noticed some confusion among instructors about what constitutes video. As a result, we’ve added some clarification to our support article. A few important points to keep in mind:
- Videos must be shot in HD (720p minimum) with clear lighting, framing, and steady camera.
- An exported slide presentation with audio narration will not be approved unless it meets the following requirements:
- Videos cannot be composed of a single static slide with audio narration.
- All slides must be relevant to the narration but not simply subtitles for the audio.